On Nov. 13, 2011, the Rev. Sarah Baikie became the first woman of Inuit descent to be ordained in the Anglican diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.
The bishop of the diocese, Cyrus Pitman, ordained Baikie in the presence of her family and community in her home church of St. Timothy’s in Rigolet, Labrador. Baikie’s five grandchildren, dressed in traditional aboriginal attire, drummed the procession into the church. The Lord’s Prayer was recited in her local dialect of Inuktitut.
-- Anglican Life